Pew holders, Christ Church, 1785-1800

Metadata

Title

Pew holders, Christ Church, 1785-1800

Date

1785/1800

Digital Identifier

ChristChurch.PewHoldersChristChurch1785-1800_v359

Call Number

v359

Description

The practice of renting pews was common in 18th and 19th century churches; members paid a fee for the right to occupy a particular pew every week. This bound manuscript is a record of people who rented pews at Christ Church from 1785 to 1800. Entries are listed by pew number, with occupants' names, number of seats, dates occupied, and notes about the location of the pew and home addresses of the occupants. An insert at the back of the book illustrates the layout of the pews.

Place

Pennsylvania--Philadelphia

Holding Institution

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA

Extent

26 pages

Format (Original)

Format (Digital)

tiff

Rights

http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Language

eng

Type

Text

Thumbnail

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IIIF Manifest

https://www.philageohistory.org/rdic-images/iiif.cfm/ChristChurch.PewHoldersChristChurch1785-1800_v359/manifest

Rights Holder

Christ Church, Philadelphia PA